Volunteer Program

The overall goal of the Volunteer Program is to assist Rio Grande Hospital with its mission:
“Health Care Needs of the Western San Luis Valley Community are Met”.

Volunteer Program

If you are looking to help others and serve your community, volunteering at Rio Grande Hospital can fulfill your desire to lend a hand to someone during their hospital stay. The Volunteer Program at Rio Grande Hospital has provided ongoing assistance and support to our patients, medical staff, and community for almost 10 years. Our volunteers are a dynamic group of driven individuals who bring us their dedication, time, and heart. Our volunteers come from a variety of ages and backgrounds with the common desire to provide a valuable service to the community by improving the patient experience in a compassionately.

Volunteer Opportunities

The success of our volunteers is dependent upon teamwork, which is developed through the positive relationships established within the program. Together we support the patients, staff, and community. Assignments are determined by the Hospital Volunteer Program, individual interest, availability, and department needs.

Volunteering opportunities may include:

  • Greeting and Escorting
  • Patient Comfort and Support
  • Event Assistance
  • Pet Therapy – must have a trained and registered therapy dog
  • Community relations
  • Office help (stuffing envelopes, printing…)

It is our policy to maintain and continuously improve our volunteer relations to promote retention, development, commitment, motivation and satisfaction of a competent and qualified volunteer force.

Basic qualifications to be a volunteer: sincere interest in rendering service; business-like approach with a friendly attitude; good communication skills; ability to follow directions under general supervision and/or independently; dependable, courteous, compassionate and flexible; ability to work with groups as well as individuals; patience, kindness and humility and a sense of pride in work.

All volunteers will function under the direction of the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Volunteers must complete a basic application, pass background checks and complete orientation before being assigned to volunteer duties.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Contact Phyllis at  (719) 657-2510 ext: 1043

For college and high school opportunities, please email eva@riograndehospital.net

Click the button below for the volunteer application: 

Volunteer Application

With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Dedicated to provide a compassionate and caring environment for patients, visitors and staff while delivering the highest quality care to the San Luis Valley Communities.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14 Del Norte, CO 81132 Tel: 719-657-2510 Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande Ave Creede, CO 81130 Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14 Del Norte, CO 81132 Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic

1033 2nd Avenue Monte Vista, CO 81144 Tel: 719-852-8827 Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

62 Park Drive, South Fork, CO 81154, Tel: 719-873-5494